Attendance, Absence and Punctuality

Your child is expected to attend school every day unless they are ill or have a medical appointment. If your child is absent from school, please let us know the reason by phoning the school, writing a note or telling your child’s teacher. If you do not let us know, you will be contacted by the school and if there are any extra concerns, you may be visited by our Education Welfare Officer.

We may also ask her to visit you if you give unsatisfactory reasons for absence, if your child is absent a great deal, or if your child is persistently late.

Holidays during the school term

The school does not authorise holidays during term time. If you wish to take your child out of school for any period of time, please ask for a leave of absence request form at the school office and return it once completed. All absence requests are looked at by the Headteacher who will use his discretion to decide whether to authorise or not based on the circumstances.

If your child is in either Year 2 or Year 6, when children undergo national tests, we will not authorise any absence requests unless the circumstances are exceptional.